The FASEA Code of Ethics in Practice


This masterclass stream delves deep into the FASEA Code of Ethics, providing real life examples and practical applications of the code for financial planners.

4 x 90 minute masterclasses

Earn up to 6 CPD hours



How to make good decisionS

31 August 2020
10:30am – 12:00pm AEST

Presenter: Dr Matt Beard, Moral Philosopher, Fellow at the Ethics Centre

Do you need ethics if you consider yourself to be ethical? This session has been developed to help financial advisers better understand how having a decision making model when dealing with dilemmas can enhance their quality of work with clients and does not judge advisers morality. This is not a specific session on the FASEA Code of Ethics, rather a precursor to it as we will ask attendees to break out and work through client dilemmas experienced by advisers.


Professional Dilemmas and how to use the FASEA code for guidance

7 September 2020
10:30am – 12:00pm AEST

Presenter: Dr Matt Beard, Moral Philosopher, Fellow at the Ethics Centre

In this forum, you will have an opportunity to work with your peers and unpack the FASEA Code and how they relate to real client situations.


The Education-Ethics-Trust Trilogy

14 September 2020
10:30am – 12:00pm AEST

Presenter: Dr Michelle Cull, Associate Dean, Senior Lecturer Accounting and Financial Planning

Can ethics really be taught? How does my client know that I am being ethical? How does this help me build trust with my clients? Learn more about the relationship between education, ethics and trust in this masterclass where we will explore how the FASEA code of ethics can be used as a basis to build trust with your client. In this masterclass we will reveal some interesting statistics around the ethical development of financial planners and the variables that impact on these results. You will also hear about what clients and potential clients have to say about ethics and trust and what they look for in a planner.



Yes I can … or maybe not! Navigating a practical understanding of ethics for advice solutions

21 September 2020
10:30am – 12:00pm AEST

Presenter: Louise Biti CFP®, Director, Aged Care Steps

Many financial advisers deal with ageing clients or clients who present with complex family needs. This session brings the FASEA Code of Ethics to life when working with vulnerable clients, including those who lack capacity, have special needs or are experiencing major life upheavals.
This session will use case studies to consider:

  • The focus on client best interest against broader family needs
  • Ethical dilemmas and informed decision-making
  • Using ethics to evaluate appropriate strategic outcomes
  • Tools for mapping financial decisions against personal outcomes.



For any questions or help registering, please contact [email protected] or call 1300 337 301.